Maggie Bayley, Interim Chief Nurse at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), said: “In 2018 NHS Improvement (NHSI) commissioned an ‘Open Book’ review and SaTH was requested to ‘open its books’. The NHSI terms of reference for this process stated that it should be carried out as far as reasonably practical with the available data.  Electronic systems were therefore used for this.

“In May 2020, the Ockenden Review team asked the Trust to search other records for cases between the years 2000 – 2011, that may not have been captured by the NHSI Open Book review or family self-referral, so that any potential new cases can be considered by the Ockenden Review team. We have done this and are now going through a checking process with the Ockenden Review Team of the additional cases we have found to ensure that there is no duplication.

“We continue to co-operate fully with the Ockenden Review team and are in regular contact with them to provide all requested information.”